Tottenham officials have opened an investigation into a banner displayed apparently by Spurs supporters prior to the club’s clash with Huddersfield Town supporters, referring to Chelsea player Marcos Alonso’s involvement in a car crash that left a 19-year-old woman dead.
Spurs condemned the banner, which featured the words ‘Marcos Alonso he murdered a girl’, after a picture of the guilty party holding it aloft was shared across social media.
The banner appears to have been made in reference to the car crash involving Chelsea left wing-back Marcos Alonso in 2011, when he was a Bolton Wanderers player.
Alonso was driving over the legal alcohol limit when his car collided with a wall in Madrid resulted in the death of a young woman, who was a passenger. The defender avoided prison time but received a €61,000 fine and was banned from driving for over three years.
He has since become a target for rival Spurs fans after his brace sunk Spurs earlier this season at Wembley, in a 1-2 victory.
“This banner is clearly in extremely poor taste and we are investigating the matter,” a Tottenham spokesman said to the Times.
“If found to be a Spurs fan, they will be dealt with accordingly.”